Forum features ‘Resources for the Western Maine Entrepreneur’ April 28

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FARMINGTON – Ever thought of starting your own business or wish there were resources to help you grow an existing operation? On Thursday, April 28, 7 a.m. the Western Maine Legislative Caucus will host Resources for the Western Maine Entrepreneur with a welcome address by John Butera, senior economic advisor for Gov. LePage’s Administration, and representatives from agencies that provide assistance with business planning, marketing, small business loans, small business counseling and other services. The event will take place at the University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center.

Most jobs in today’s economy are created by small business start-ups and western Maine has an abundance of resources to support entrepreneurs interested in developing their own business. Forum presenters will include USDA Rural Development, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Franklin County Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Women, Work & Community, the Career Center and area chambers from Livermore to Eustis. Come learn about the range of resources available in western Maine to help start and grow a small business.

The forum will begin with a complimentary networking breakfast at 7 a.m. Registration is not required but RSVPs are requested for meal planning purposes. Please contact the Western Mountains Alliance at (207) 778-3885 or by April 25.

Caucus forums are free and open to the public. The Western Maine Legislative Caucus is sponsored by the Western Mountains Alliance, University of Maine Farmington, Mt. Blue Regional School District, the Franklin Community Health Network, Western Maine Community Action, Greater Franklin Development Corporation, and Mission at the Eastward. All caucuses are taped and aired courtesy of Mount Blue TV Community Access Channel 11.

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